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Has COVID returned to Alamance County’s jail?

QUESTION: Has there been another coronavirus outbreak at Alamance County’s jail? ANSWER: The coronavirus pandemic may have slipped from the headlines. But the specter of COVID-19 continues to haunt many...

The Public Asks: Is there a bat infestation at Hawfields Middle/Garrett Elementary?

QUESTION: Is there a bat infestation at the Garrett Elementary/Hawfields Middle School complex in Mebane, and what’s being done to fix it? ANSWER: Yes, there is a bat infestation at...

Why hasn’t Swepsonville made homeowner clean up yard?

QUESTION: Why hasn’t the town of Swepsonville done anything about an illegal junkyard that has metastasized at 1136 Grove Lane? ANSWER: Complaints about accumulations of junk aren’t automatically consigned to...

Why are Burlington traffic lights not working properly?

QUESTION: Why do the traffic signals in Burlington seem to be out of order increasingly often? ANSWER: The traffic signals in Burlington aren’t some wag’s idea of a “faith-based” initiative,...

Did county overbill Ossipee residents on their municipal property taxes?

QUESTION: Is it true that Alamance County’s tax office will have to send refunds to taxpayers in Ossipee because it mistakenly overbilled them in their last property tax statements?...

Why does city use out-of-state firm to collect fees for fire inspections?

QUESTION: Why has the city of Burlington contracted an out-of-state billing company to collect fees that it recently began to charge area businesses for fire inspections? How much does...

Is the publisher offering refund to those who found the SHS yearbook offensive?

QUESTION: Is it true that the publisher of Southern High School’s yearbook for 2020-21 is offering to refund the purchase price to buyers who find it objectionable? How many...

Does outgoing Burlington police chief plan to run for sheriff?

QUESTION: Does Burlington’s retiring police chief Jeff Smythe intend to run for Alamance County’s sheriff in 2022? ANSWER: When Jeff Smythe first announced his retirement February, his calculations about the...

Do unauthorized anti-speeding signs in Alamance go too far?

QUESTION: Is it legal for residents in the Village of Alamance to put up their own caution signs that warn drivers to “SLOW THE #@%! DOWN”? ANSWER: The meandering, densely-developed...

Why can’t parents attend school board meetings in person?

QUESTION: Why can’t parents of Alamance-Burlington students attend school board meetings in person? Why can we not ask question of the board face-to-face and force an answer picking...

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